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U.S. Department of Education Official Takes Part in the BCPS Sobrepasando Metas Tour

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
– Excellent News Feature and Photo/Video Opportunity –

School Board Members; Superintendent Robert W. Runcie; Maribel Duran, Chief of Staff, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; District Staff; School Leaders; Students and Parents

U.S. Department of Education official visits schools as part of the BCPS Exceeding Goals, Sobrepasando Metas tour.

Thursday, February 12, 2015    
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Tour at Eagle Point Elementary School)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Tour at McArthur High School)
2 – 3 p.m. (On-site media interviews at McArthur High for Maribel Duran and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie)
Eagle Point Elementary                  McArthur High
100 Indian Trace                             6501 Hollywood Boulevard
Weston, FL 33326                          Hollywood, FL 33024

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to host Maribel Duran, Chief of Staff, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, for the District’s Exceeding Goals, Sobrepasando Metas     tour. Duran represents President Obama’s White House Administration’s Office of Hispanic Initiatives. The focus is to highlight increasing educational opportunities, the achievement of BCPS students and highlight the importance of ensuring all students receive a high-quality education. The tour includes visits to Eagle Point Elementary and McArthur High. Duran will speak with students, parents and educators about the District.
Equity in education is a priority for the U.S. Department of Education and underlies nearly all of its initiatives. As part of this work, the Department has called for replacing the broken No Child Left Behind Act with a law based on a set of core beliefs that focus not only on preparing children for college and careers but also on delivering the promise of equity and real opportunity for every child.


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.